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52 by lunch time. a better chance for a few showers later this afternoon. 52 by 5:00. the high temperature probably going to happen later this morning or early this afternoon as the clouds are thickening off to our south and west. we did have breaks overnight, in cumberland they had a quarter mile visibility. 39 in cull pereira -- culpepperer and manassas. it is a cool afternoon, look at these highs today. 56 in annapolis, maybe in the 40s in the northern shanendoah valley. monika samtani, happy monday morning. >> reporter: it is happy because it is columbus day and that means volumes are definitely lighter than normal this morning. but there is an incident we
have been telling you about northbound georgia avenue, the right lane is blocked right before the beltway. the actual police activity is inside the beltway off georgia avenue. fire equipment blocks that right lane. it may affect your drive heading for the beltway. keep that in mind. we'll show what you it looks like on the beltway itself here in georgia -- here at georgia as you travel on the inner and outer loops north of town. let's go back over to our maps. this time we'll head over for 270 -- to 270 southbound. you can see you have all that green, which is a good thing. we'll take a live look here in clarksburg at route 121. all lanes are open into rockville and the split. i'll be back with more traffic at 6:11. back to you guys. we are coming up on 6:02. we are breaking news out of
silver spring, maryland this morning. a police involved shooting on woodland drive. police were responding to the home of a plan who was making threats. >> kristen fisher will join us with an update from the scene so keep it here on 9news now. later today a neurologist will re-examine rg iii after he suffered a mild concussion in yesterday's game. he got drilled by sean witherspoon. griffin was able to walk off the field on his own accord, clearly shaken up. griffin did not return to the game. a neurologist examined him and diagnosed the concussion. >> wasn't sure what quarter it was, at that time when he wasn't sure what the score was, we knew he had a mild concussion, at least according to the doctors. feels good right now. a lot better right now, but that was the situation why he didn't go back into the game. >> definitely tough to watch. the redskins lost to the
falcons 24-17. we'll have highlights from the game later in sports. jerry sandusky faces his sentencing tuesday. the former penn state assistant coach was convicted last spring of 45 child sexual abuse crimes. he could spend the rest of his life in prison. his first stop will be camp hill state prison where he will undergo test comping classification. there are lawsuits also filed by his victims against penn state. they are expected to total in the millions of dollars. a fight with an acquaintance leaves an alexandria man dead. police were called to the 5400 block of broadmoor street sunday morning. they say 30-year-old mark ives died as a result of some sort of trauma to the body.
you'll be able to use your mobile wallet at starbucks. the seattle-based company has teamed with technology start up, it will roll-out a new mobile payment app. the downloadable app can be linked to a credit or debit account. the company will also add a tipping app available by next summer. for all you late night drinkers, dozens of dc bars have been given the okay to stay open until 4:00 a.m., two hours later than usual. a new city policy is being tested that extends alcohol
sales until 4:00 a.m. before holidays. the move is aimed at raising $3 million more in revenue. 42 bars and restaurants have been approved to stay open late. still ahead, the president and mitt romney both campaigning in the swing states, but let's hear how their surrogates did on sunday talk shows, next. >> keep it here, you are watching 9news now. here's a quick look at some of the things closed on there columbus day holiday. dc parking is free, no meter enforcement, trash and recycling, resumes tomorrow. >> schools and libraries are also closed today. join us and send your message of support to our wounded warriors at uso.org. the uso. until every one comes home.
back. we are following breaking news out of silver spring maryland. there has been a police involved shooting. montgomery county police responded to a home of a man who is making threats. >> kristen fisher joins us live from the scene with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it is a very active crime subpoena as montgomery county police continue to investigate what happened at the same time as the suspect as a suspect who
was shot by police is fighting for his life. this investigation is continuing. you can see exactly what is happening. i just got off the phone with captain paul starks. he told me this happened around 3:15 this morning. the suspect called 911 and said he wanted to harm himself and possibly others. police then got a tip that he might be at his girlfriend's house. when police got here the suspect was outside in a back stairwell, well the home itself was locked. police were telling the people inside, possibly the girlfriend inside to keep it locked. they did not want this man getting inside. while police were trying to distract and communicate with the man making these threats outside and he was on the back side of the house, they were able to sneak out the woman and her two children.
sometime after that, once everybody inside was taken out safely, at some point captain paul stark says for some reason the suspect engaged the officers and that is when he was shot. we don't know if the person shot at the officers or made some sort of threatening comment. that is still under investigation. all we know is he was shot by police officers is now fighting for his life in the hospital. still a very active crime scene. back to you. welcome back. we may see an early peek of sunshine, overall the clouds will rule the day. highs in the low to mid-50s. watch out the development of a few showers as we go throughout the afternoon. >> you just heard our kristen fisher on the scene of police
activity inside the beltway of woodland and flora and also will let you know it is affecting northbound georgia avenue right before the beltway. the right lane is blocked with equipment as well. we'll keep you posted on that situation, back to you guys. just about a month to go before election day. the gop presidential challenger mitt romney is gearing up for a major policy speech later today in virginia i can't president obama is out west making sure he has enough campaign money to make it through the final weeks. >> reporter: president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katy perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> the president also accused his opponent, mitt romney, of backing away from campaign
promise. >> obviously the governor knows his tax cut isn't too popular. so a few wicks before the election he is trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today if a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney witness a change of course in the middle east, including tougher sanctions on iran. and he will call on the u.s. to work with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons that can defeat the presence's army. -- the president's army. romney promised to be a strong international leader if elected. >> when i am president i will take the care it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles of main america so far. >> reporter: the republican nominee also couldn't resist taking another shot at the president's debate performance. >> now today, days later, we are hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him
leave the white house for the first time. >> reporter: first up later this week will be the vice presidential debate. cbs news, washington. the president raised $181 million in september. the romney campaign has not released any september fundraising figures. we are coming up on 6:15. it is chilly in comparison. 46 degrees in the northwest. >> reporter: we were in the 80s a few days ago and 70s on saturday before the front came through. 30s in many of the suburbs. you need a jacket this morning. right now it is dry, so i don't think we have any real concerns, other than a patch or two of fog and the kohler temperatures we are dealing with, with 30s and 40s this morning. this often we are not going to be moving much with highs in the low to mid-50s in the area. we'll be lucky to make 54 degrees in washington. 40s in places like hagerstown,
shanendoah valley in dc. you'll notice the raindrops this afternoon. 39 right now, almost 3 a moment ago. 41 in fairfax and 40 in bowie. a chilly morning. we have good visibility, clouds starting to move in wii temperature of 46. a north wind at 9 and humidity this morning 79%. a big chill has moved toward texas. they are going to recover nicely this afternoon. they got 30s in north texas. chicago, detroit north carolina expecting showers only 49 this afternoon. the rain that we are looking at is this system coming out of the mississippi and tennessee valley. see the rains in northern mississippi through tennessee now. i think some of this could even be here by lunch time, if not
later this morning in areas west of town as it is racing quickly off toward the east and northeast. put our futurecast in motion. especially in northern virginia, shanendoah valley, that will be the case through the afternoon hours as this stays generally north and west of washington. that doesn't mean you are not going to see a couple of showers here, just looks lick the better chance will be north and west. obviously baltimore is playing the yankees in game two of their series, could be problems more tonight. showers tonight down in the 40s, some 30s north and west but nothing frozen. an early shower south and east tomorrow. sunshine in the afternoon. 5 to maybe 60. wednesday looking very, very nice. by thursday upper 60s. friday slight chance of a shower and the weekend looks all right.
70 saturday, 76 on sunday. here comes monika samtani with timesaver traffic, police activity continues on the northbound side of georgia avenue inside the beltway. the actual activity is atwood land and flora. watch out if that, especially if you are traveling through silver spring toward the beltway. we'll take a live look at the beltway itself. the activity is up ahead of this point before you get to the beltway, scoot over to the left to get around that activity. let's go back over to our maps and head over to the other side of town. looking great columbus day no problems out of frederick. west side of town no delays here at wells. back with more. how about another look at the question of the day? according to an article in usa today, people who play this game tend to live four and a half
welcome back. you'll definitely need a jacket this morning with temperatures down in the 30s and 40s. maybe even rain gear this afternoon as a few showers redevelop. maybe an early peek of sun but the clouds are rolling back in quickly. as we head toward lunch time could be a shower north and west. high temperature only around 54, so again jackets required.
the redskins were playing in their second home game in five weeks. entering the game with the falcons, washington had lost seven straight at home but the buzz surrounding robert griffin 3 has kept everyone exide. as he scrambled for yards he got drilled. sean witherspoon, nailing griffin there. he doesn't move at first. he ended up walking off the field of his own accord, but he is clearly shaken up, he would not return to the game. he was seen buy a neurologist and was diagnosed with a concussion. redskins lose 24-17, but the concern was all about rg iii. >> he wasn't sure what quarter it was. he wasn't sure what the score was. we knew he had a mild concussion, according to the doctors. fields good right now. a lot better right now, but
that was the situation, why he didn't go back into the game. >> the nationals have had a knack for producing dramatic wins all season. sunday's game one was no different. in the eighth inning pinch hitter tyler moore looping a sing toll right field. then in the ninth inning the closer, drew, came in and slammed the door shut. >> you go out there and you are a little more jacked up than you usually are. but you know, once the game starts you get going and you get your first at bat and it calms you down a little bit. a great atmosphere, a lot of fun. >> the orioles lost 7-2 to the yankees. that is a quick look at sports, have a great monday, everybody. thank you so much, here is a live look on the northbound side of georgia avenue. right lane is blocked with
the place where you are always going to get your weather first. thanks a lot for joining us this morning. >> grab your new coat. >> like i did this morning. >> i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane. thank you for joining us on columbus day. >> howard bernstein live this morning. >> reporter: good morning. some areas you might even need light gloves. clouds are rolling back in after having some breaks overnight. it is a day for a coat, you are going to need it, maybe some rain gear as we head into the afternoon hours. here's a look at our day planner, temperatures 46 in town. 52 by noon. north and west of town we might even see a raindrop or two by then. showers with highs of 54, back to 52. this is a look at yesterday afternoon and evening's rain which delayed the start of the
baltimore game. clouds are moving in quickly. that is why we are looking at the threat for showers. 36 in frederick right now. 36 in winchester and cumberland. 50 on the bay in annapolis. got a seven day forecast, here's monika with timesaver traffic. >> reporter: we have been telling you about the police activity in silver spring. that does continue inside the beltway, northbound georgia avenue is affected as well. right lane blocked right before you get to 495. keep that in mind, especially if you are one of those that heads northbound on georgia avenue. we'll take a live look inside the beltway, georgia avenue at forest glenn. northbound, left side of the roadway is what is going to get you by. lighter than normal with this columbus day. heading over into virginia
northbound side of i-95, no big delays heading from dale city to woodbridge to springfield. this is what it looks like from our sat 50 camera. with the columbus day holiday, metro bus and rail are both running on a saturday schedule today. back to you guys. cbs this morning is 30 minutes away and it appears presidential nominee mitt romney is closing the gap. good morning to you charlie. >> reporter: good morning mike and jessica. new polls showed this morning the presidential race is tightening, we'll look at the arguments mitt romney will make today. a major foreign policy speech. also a simple switch that could slash crime, john miller reveals what phone companies are not doing to decrease iphone thefts. we'll be tuning in. thank you charlie.
now breaking news out 6 forest glenn -- of forest glenn, maryland. montgomery county police say they were responding to the home of a man making threats. >> kristen fisher joins us live with more on this developing situation. what is the latest here? >> reporter: this all started with a very bizarre phone call to montgomery county police around 3:15 this morning. a man called police and said he wanted to harm him he feel and possibly others. his girlfriend's home was just at the intersection of woodlawn and fawn na lane. the man was outside the home in a back stairwell. inside a woman, possibly his girlfriend and two children. police were able to get the woman and kids inside and at some point the man came up the back stairwell and started to
engage the officers. now i'm not quite sure exactly what engage means. montgomery county police weren't able to say if the man shot at police officers or if he possibly threatened him with a firearm. that is all part of this ongoing investigation what we do know is he was shot, he is now fighting for his life in the hospital as the investigation continues in silver springs. police in morgans town, west virginia west virginia had their hands full after rout by fans went on a fort worth of destruction after a football game. west virginia beat texas, the crowds started fires, fights and tried to overturn vehicles. police were pelted by bottles and rocks as they tried to
control this crowd. >> fights caused tear gas and pepper spray, it is sad to say. i wish we could handle celebrating. >> officers used pepper spray to quell the crowd. five people were charged with arson related offenses. police arrested ten others on charges including alcohol related crimes, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. today and tuesday candidates will prepare for the big match up. >> politicians from both parties are now weighing in on who they think are going to come out on top. >> the count down to joe wide spend paul ryan's face off in danville, kentucky has begun. the candidates are preparing to go head to head.
>> i think the vp debates are very important. but i also think joe biden was incredibly gived when it comes to debate and go understanding mols. >> reporter: after -- debate and go understanding politics. >> vice president biden will do very, very well. he knows what's been going on, he is in touch with the american public and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> reporter: romney's former debate coach gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the white house and said you know look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. i think both men will be very prepared. >> all debates are tough but i'm looking forward to tie foreign and domestic policy issues --
to it. foreign and domestic policy issues will be subjects in the debates. a fallen power line disrupts service on metro's red line. the power line came down near the metro station and that caused the transit agency to shut down service at 4:30 sunday afternoon. we are told the downed power line was cleared from the tracks. red line service was sumed after a few hos. they made e ultimate sacrifice, and over the weekend, family and friends of the nation's fallen firefighters gathered to pay tribute to those who died in the line of duty hundreds of firefighters, friends and family members were at the national fallen firefighters memorial weekend.
rain forced the event indoors. the names of 85 firefighters who died in the line of duty last year are now being added to the memorial. >> the men and women we honor today will be a constant reminder of the work we have to do to ensure that after the call is over, everyone goes home. the service and sacrifice represented here today should be an inspiration to us all. >> one of the fallen firefighters is from our area. mark falcon was with the volunteer fire department, he died fighting a fire in an apartment building last year. i am watching your money. earnings season gets underway on wall street this week. the aluminum company alcoa kicking things off on tuesday. investors aren't overly optimistic. analysts expect profits at u.s.
companies fell 1.5% last quarter. the germ mance chance lower will travel this week to pleat with the greek -- the german chancellor will travel to greece this week to meet with the leaders there about if i nabs. good news this year's increase in -- finances. good news, this year's increase in tuition in the united states is the smallest in many years. game show, the price is right, hired its first shirtless male model. rob wilson is his name. the boston native beat out hundreds for the chance to become the show's first male
model. >> i love the stick soldier on his flesh. >> check out the lines. they all turned up for a casting call a couple of weeks ago. they had a chance to strut their stuff. >> reporter: i was robbed. >> howard said he was robbed. then the viewers had a chance to vote online. rob says he is looking forward to his first day on the job. >> probably a little bit of nervous jitters. i hope the price is right crew likes me. i'm really excited. >> rob makes his first appearance october 15th. the price is right airs weekdays on wusa9 at 11:00 a.m. you have no doubt seen scrolling banners across the top of your tv screen telling you about the possibility wusa may not be available to dish tv
subscribers starting monday. gannett, our parent company is in negotiations with the right to carry on dish. even though today's early morning deadline has passed. >> dish issued a statement saying the issues involved the use of the company's commercial skipping technology found on dvr systems it provides. there is some good news in this though. wusa is available over the air on verizon, comcast, rc n, cox and other local cable providers. we are going to have the answer to today's question of the morning when we come back. keep it here, you are watching 9news next.
as you head north, scoot over to the left, you can exit to the beltway without a problem. we'll take a live look first inside the beltway, seems like traffic is still doing well. it is columbus day with that holiday. we'll take also a live look at the beltway, as i said, it is not affecting the beltway as well -- at all. northbound 35 usually very heavy at duke street, enjoy in this morning, it looks great at the 14th street bridge. one more live look at metro bus and metro rail. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:58. howard bernstein is here with your weather first. >> reporter: 30s and 40s. i had to snuggle with the dog last night just to keep warm. >> your dog is only this big.
>> reporter: little bundle of love. going to be a good day today, although we have a threat for a few more showers. here's a look at our bus stop. temperatures are climbing not very much from his 30s and 40s. there is a patch of fog west. sunrise not until 7:11. little bit coming up right now, clouds will rule the day, 53 at 4:00 with a high of 54. there could be showers as early as lunch time north and west of dc with showers tonight. 8:00 p.m. temperature 50. baltimore another game tonight. 37 in winchester, hazers town, 38. they did have a freeze this morning.
shannon had 1. 1 inches of rain over the weekend. look at this shot. a beautiful sky in the east, little bit of colors and clouds. 46 on our michael and son weather cam. giving us a wind chill of 41 and the humidity right now 79%. we have all these clouds we are watching thanks to another piece of energy. now at tennessee and mississippi and alabama. this thing is moving quickly east. wouldn't surprise me if it came in and came out. the way this thing is racing it will be gone overnight. clouds roll in quickly. by lunch time we are talking about a few showers. shanendoah valley, frederick county of maryland, you may see a shower. that is not to say we won't see
some south and southeast, just looks like a higher probability of rain for the afternoon with temperatures only in the low to mid-50s. tonight still watching showers scattered about, overnight the bulk of the rain shifts south and east. leaving us with a sunny afternoon tuesday, high temperatures tomorrow around 60. looking at the forecast, today unfortunately, average highs around 71. 54 with a chance of showers. tomorrow could be an early shower. we start in the 40s, even 30s. wednesday looks very nice, temperature around the 70- degree mark. thursday 67 with sunny skies. with highs by sunday into the mid-70s. we go back to jess and
mike. time now to take a look at the question of the day and give you the answer. according to an article in usa today, people who play this game tend to live four and a half years longer than people that don't. is it tennis, golf or softball? >> here's a look at a response you posted on the wusa9 facebook fan page. cindy miller writes golf as long as there is no lightning i don't the answer is. >> golf. >> cindy was totally right, and i was wrong. i was thinking tennis. we have been combing through the day's daily deals to find you deep discounts and here's monday favorites. e-bay is giving you and your family a chance to get in the mood of the season. they are offering 60% off halloween yard inflatables, witches, goblins, ghosts, all
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welcome back, your weather first on this monday morning. beautiful sky now, but the clouds are thickening up. high today 59 and a threat for a few showers redeveloping this afternoon into tonight. a look at today's news before you go. police in montgomery county are investigating a shooting involving one of their own. it happened just before 5:00 a.m. along woodland drive. investigators say officers fired at least one round after a man was making unspecific threats. coming up later today a neurologist will examine robert griffin the third after a concussion was suffered in yesterday's game. skins ended up losing ahome -- at home 24-17. the pharmacy that
distributed a steroid linked to fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products. there are more than 90 confirmed cases, it has killed at least seven people. time now 6:54. we have a final check of traffic and weather when we come back. find out why thousands were dancing in the streets of south korea over the weekend.
for the international dance festival. they have racked up 360 million youtube views. it could actually take the hot 100s number one spot this week. >> we kept doing it. i feel really old. >> i just feel unzipped. a cool start, 30s and 40s. maybe an early shower tomorrow. wednesday looks nice, thursday looks nice and friday just a slight chance of a shower. we have had lighter than normal volumes, here's georgia avenue inside the beltway, remember there is police activity just inside the beltway blocking the right lane. a quick look northbound 95, wow this is great in springfield.
wall street is open today on this columbus day, believe it or not. locally, we are going to continue to update you on the police involved shooting. coming up on cbs this morning, more on a new poll, closing the gap between mitt romney and president obama in the race for president. while you are at work today, check us out by getting your latest updates at wusa9.com. don't forget a jacket. it is chilly outside. we'll see you back here tomorrow morning